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    The HipHop movement started long before we said 'hello' to the nineties. B-boying and turntablism were all part of different small sub-cultures dating way back to the 70s. Many films from decades back display aspects of youth fascination with and representations in and through graffiti art. Heck, there are even those who argue that through his early rhymes, Muhammad Ali was the first rapper.
    But it is really in the 1990s that the Hip Hop culture came to its full maturity. If the culture is a well orchestrated machination in history, then the 90s hip hop is the vision that the pioneers and founders had for it. If you were explaining to your ancestors who died centuries ago what hip hop is, and you needed illustrations, you would make your point best if you picked examples from the 90s.
    Artists such as Eric B, Kool Moe Dee, The Fugees, Big Pun, Tribe Called Quest, Supernatural, among very many others, gave us hip hop in its ripest form, and brought the subculture home.
    To avoid misunderstandings, this thread is not one of those cliched Hip Hop Is Dead crusades. It is just a celebration and appreciation of a moment in the culture's time.
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    (Original post by Kendrik Lamar)
    The HipHop movement started long before we said 'hello' to the nineties. B-boying and turntablism were all part of different small sub-cultures dating way back to the 70s. Many films from decades back display aspects of youth fascination with and representations in and through graffiti art. Heck, there are even those who argue that through his early rhymes, Muhammad Ali was the first rapper.
    But it is really in the 1990s that the Hip Hop culture came to its full maturity. If the culture is a well orchestrated machination in history, then the 90s hip hop is the vision that the pioneers and founders had for it. If you were explaining to your ancestors who died centuries ago what hip hop is, and you needed illustrations, you would make your point best if you picked examples from the 90s.
    Artists such as Eric B, Kool Moe Dee, The Fugees, Big Pun, Tribe Called Quest, Supernatural, among very many others, gave us hip hop in its ripest form, and brought the subculture home.
    To avoid misunderstandings, this thread is not one of those cliched Hip Hop Is Dead crusades. It is just a celebration and appreciation of a moment in the culture's time.
    Yea what's your point? All those people mentioned and the old school MCs either made horrible business moves, life choices or the industry changed for its (the CEO's) sole benefit. And the current hip hop "artists" went along with it for their sole benefit.

    You know what the real **** is? Illuminati aside ok, the real honest thing that can be proven is that social media and unsigned hip hoppers went hand in hand around 2005 yea. The Trap dance crazes like "Lean Wit it Rock Wit It" and "Laffy Taffy" started all this ****, then Soulja Boy's stupid ass with Superman. Trap means the traphouse like where drugs are made and then money and meantime while the dealers wait for a buyer they "pioneered" Trap music and it sounds the way it does which is kinda elementary and basic as far as engineering goes is because they were many ex cons and felons who weren't skilled so they came up with Trap as a side gig to dealing dope. Then they took to the net to spread their music since the rap scene around the 04/05 time was being taken over by big-industry American solo rap acts like 50 Cent and TI. The industry saw what could be done and so they started recruiting these trap artists and rappers online, so you got Nicki Minaj and aall these other people now and new rappers copy this path to easy money. Hip hop ****ed hip hop over. As for UK rap like the grime and road rap scene well Grime was pioneered in similar way it was just less supported by the big industry which is why Chip failed in US but why US rappers make it overseas still.

    Well anyway yea 90s was good, some of it, the nu jazz like the sax under the rapping.
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    (Original post by 0to100)
    All those people mentioned and the old school MCs either made horrible business moves, life choices or the industry changed for its (the CEO's) sole benefit. And the current hip hop "artists" went along with it for their sole benefit.
    That's besides the point. So what if they made wrong business moves or life choices? Nobody says they deserved MBAs or humanitarian awards. Focus on the art, not the personal life of the artist. Rumble In the Jungle and Thriller In Manila are among the greatest boxing (even sporting) events of all time. The fact that Ali went bankrupt afterwards got nothing to do with it. The Mona Lisa and The Vitruvian Man are masterpieces regardless of Leonardo da Vinci's sexual orientation. Would you enjoy The Godfather any less if, for example, you learned that Al Pacino was barely paid for his performance? Let's not derail!
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    lmao
    Please, don't spam threads with irrelevant content just to accumulate posts for badges and other forum privileges. Thank you.
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    (Original post by Kendrik Lamar)
    Please, don't spam threads with irrelevant content just to accumulate posts for badges and other forum privileges. Thank you.
    mane **** you talking about this forum trash anyway
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    Wu Tang were game changers
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    (Original post by gonzoid)
    Wu Tang were game changers
    They are among the top 3 most entertaining hip hop groups ever. Enter the Wu and Cuban Linx are timeless classics.
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    (Original post by Kendrik Lamar)
    They are among the top 3 most entertaining hip hop groups ever. Enter the Wu and Cuban Linx are timeless classics.
    Liquid swords better than both
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    (Original post by Kendrik Lamar)
    They are among the top 3 most entertaining hip hop groups ever. Enter the Wu and Cuban Linx are timeless classics.
    (Original post by phewmane)
    Liquid swords better than both
    He has a point
 
 
 
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